Akwesasne Financial Administration Law

In 2013 Mohawk Council of Akwesasne requested to participate in the Financial Management Board’s Capacity Development funding program under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, S.C. 2005, c. 9. A First Nations Financial Management Board Letter of Cooperation was entered into, which recognizes the importance of strong financial administration and systems, and supporting the development of a financial administration law and a financial management system that meets the standards established by the Financial Management Board.

A Working Task Group was established to undertake development of an Akwesasne Financial Administration Law, which was accepted in principle on November 28, 2016. The development of an Akwesasne Financial Administration Law was identified as a priority by the community as part of the Public Comment Session in October 2018, and also identified as a need by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, and administration.

The Akwesasne Legislative Commission selected the development of an Akwesasne Financial Administration Law as a priority for 2019. This law is currently in Phase III – Community Consultation of the Akwesasne Legislative Enactment Regulation, and Information Meetings were held with members of the Working Task Group present to answer questions relating to the law.

The deadline to submit comment on the draft Akwesasne Financial Administration Law has been extended by the Akwesasne Legislative Commission to Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:30pm. Comments can be delivered in person to the Akwesasne Justice Department or emailed to kyrie.ransom@akwesasne.ca